It had rained in the morning here in Bend, and I thought I was going to rain during the March. We were fortunate that the rain had stopped and it was only windy and overcast.
There was a PA system playing Country Joe and the Fish's "What are we fighting for?" song among others.
There was a table for filling out postcards to be sent to our representatives.
About 110 people showed up for the event.
There was a brief announcement by the Rally leader and then Scott Silvers spoke for a few minutes. He read a quotation by Eisenhower about how all Americans were descended in blood and spirit from revolutionaries and rebels, and that every gun made equals the theft from those who hunger.
He then went on to talk about how money speaks. He opened a briefcase full of denial dollars and said that it represented a case of $100 bills. He said that it would take 300,000 of these cases to equal the price of the war so far. He also said that the price of the war was equivalent to each American paying $1,000 dollars a peace to pay for the war.
We then Marched down Wall street to Franklin and back up Wall street. We then marched down Greenwood to Greenwood and Third Street, where we broke up into four groups and occupied each of the four corners.
The march was quiet and orderly with a lot of people in cars honking and flashing the peace sign, and only a few drivers making rude gestures.